My inspiration for the designs on silk were taken from images of Native American design culture.
The bird designs had been painted around the pots, making the design full circular; I kept many attributes of the circular designs when putting into 2D. Colours combine to compliment the dress colours.
‘Red HOPI DANCE’ Red Linen with hip ties to adjust at hips for fuller sizes. Pattern used Vogue1234 suitable for knits and so cuts small. I had to add 1.5 inch side inserts under the arms and sleeves to give better fit for 34-36 inch bust.